Old Sturbridge Village offers yearlong Fellowships to those who would like an in-depth opportunity to learn more about living history museums. As a living history site dedicated to the history of early 19th century rural New England, a major component of OSV’s mission is keeping traditional skills alive. Fellows will focus on a specific area working with an expert/mentor, areas include: Trades, Crafts, Households, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Costume Study & Production.

This yearlong immersive program will allow fellows to join a dedicated, passionate team of museum professionals delivering a range of educational programming to over 250,000 visitors a year. These positions are stipend and housing is provided as a part of the compensation.

Ddora Costume Fellowship

Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is seeking a full-time fellow to work and study under the leadership of OSV’s costume department for 12 months, starting in spring 2020. As a living history site dedicated to the history of early 19th century rural New England, a major component of OSV’s mission is its commitment to costumed third person interpretation. OSV’s costume department is responsible for fitting, constructing, and maintaining the period-appropriate costumes for more than 250 staff and volunteers. In addition to working with the costume department, the fellow will consult with OSV’s curatorial staff and have access to a significant collection of more than 6,000 historic garments for study and documentation.

This fellowship is generously funded by The Ddora Foundation, a foundation that seeks to benefit endeavors in the fine and applied arts, cultural preservation, and education.

Department:

Interpretation – Costume Department

Focus Area:

Costume Study and Fabrication

Education & Experience:

Responsibilities:

Hours, Stipend & Application:

This is a one-year fellowship begins early spring 2020. The workday is normally from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the museum is usually open Wednesday – Sunday; winter hours may differ. The fellow will receive a stipend of $14,000. Stipends are based on a 40-hour a week and will be prorated if shorter hours or season are agreed upon. The position includes housing available at no cost (housing deposit is required). PTO & Sick time is accrued based on hours worked. No health or medical benefits are included.

Please submit a letter of interest indicating a desired focus area, resume, and two letters of reference to kadams@osv.org. Please put “Ddora Costume Fellowship” and your last name into the subject line.

 

 

Agriculture & Horticulture Fellowship

Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is seeking a full-time fellow to work and study under the leadership of OSV’s agriculture program for 12 months, starting in spring 2020. As a living history site dedicated to the history of early 19th century rural New England, a major component of OSV’s mission is its commitment to showing farm life. The fellowship follows the seasonality of the farmer & gardener’s year, specializing in crop and land management. Working as an historic farmer/gardener will entail using all aspects of the farm as educational tools, such as, costume, gardens, livestock, fields, buildings, pasture, and landscape to make meaningful connections with our visitors.

Department:

Interpretation – Agriculture & Horticulture Program

Focus Area:

Farm and Gardens

Education & Experience:

Responsibilities:

Hours, Stipend & Application:

This is a one-year fellowship beginning in early spring 2020. The workday is normally from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the museum is usually open Wednesday – Sunday; winter hours may differ. The fellow will receive a stipend of $14,000. Stipends are based on a 40-hour a week and will be prorated if shorter hours or season are agreed upon. The position includes housing available at no cost (housing deposit is required). PTO & Sick time is accrued based on hours worked. No health or medical benefits are included.

Applicants must be able to:

Please submit a letter of interest indicating a desired focus area, resume, and two letters of reference to kadams@osv.org. Please put “Agriculture & Horticulture Fellowship” and your last name into the subject line.

 

 

 

Agriculture Fellowship

Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is seeking a full-time fellow to work and study under the leadership of OSV’s agriculture program for 12 months, starting in spring 2020. As a living history site dedicated to the history of early 19th century rural New England, a major component of OSV’s mission is its commitment to showing farm life. The fellowship follows the seasonality of the farmer’s year, specializing in animal husbandry. Working as a historic farmer will entail using all aspects of the farm as educational tools, such as, costume, livestock, crops, fields, buildings, pasture, and landscape to make meaningful connections with our visitors.

Department:

Interpretation – Agriculture Program

Focus Area:

Farm and Animal Husbandry

Education & Experience:

Responsibilities:

Hours, Stipend & Application:

This is a one-year fellowship beginning in spring 2020. The workday is normally from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the museum is usually open Wednesday – Sunday; winter hours may differ. The fellow will receive a stipend of $14,000. Stipends are based on a 40-hour a week and will be prorated if shorter hours or season are agreed upon. The position includes housing available at no cost (housing deposit is required). PTO & Sick time is accrued based on hours worked. No health or medical benefits are included.

Applicants must be able to:

Please submit a letter of interest indicating a desired focus area, resume, and two letters of reference to kadams@osv.org. Please put “Agriculture Fellowship” and your last name into the subject line.